Washington and His Generals - Vol. 1

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in civil society. Spartan constitutions and Roman manners, peculiar to her declining state, never will accord. This is wrote in haste; I therefore beg you will view it with an indulgent eye, and believe me to be, with great truth and regard, "Your affectionate friend and very humble servant, Alexander McDougall."

Upon a new organization of the executive department, by Congress, in the beginning of 1781, General McDougall was appointed Minister of Marine. He did not, however, long remain in Philadelphia. His habits, friendships, associations, and convictions of duty, all recalled him to the camp. The confidence felt in his perfect integrity and good sense by all classes in the service, was such, that when the army went into winter quarters at Newburgh, in 1783, he was chosen as the head of the committee sent to Congress to represent their grievances.

After the close of the war, General McDougall was elected a member of the senate of New York, of which body he was a member when he died, in June, 1786.


AT the commencement of the Revolution, Marblehead was the second town in Massachusetts, both in population and wealth, and immediately after the battle of Lexington, it sent a regiment of a thousand men, under Colonel John Glover, to join the army at Cambridge.

Here JOHN GLOVER was born in 1733. A man of energy and of military abilities, he became the favourite of the militia. While at Cambridge, he was of great service in organizing and disciplining the troops. In 1776 he was in command of a regiment under General Ward at Boston


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